Journey Down Halloween-Costume Lane

With Halloween in the air, and all the possible costumes I can wear permeating my mind, I travel down memory lane to my past Halloween costume experiences. My earliest memory is of being in either daycare or pre-k and being completely disappointed in my mother’s costume choice for me—a clown. Do you ever think back…

Growing Pains

During periods wherein I find myself alone with perhaps a book or merely lying on my bed watching Food Network’s “Chopped,” I become incredibly introspective about my past choices, experiences, my family, and life. At times I can think so much that I find tears running down my face as emotions sit on my chest…

Dear Graduating Student

Dear Graduating Student, Ever feel as though you’re choking? I don’t mean literally, though I once choked myself just to know how it felt (I was a weird kid), but rather the inability to perform an act; more along the lines of a paralysis. This paralysis occurs mostly when there is a major event requiring…